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Holiday Tablescape Idea Board

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Kick your holiday or Christmas tablescape up a notch with these ideas (and home accents) for creating the perfect tablescape. As you can see below, a well decorated table should be complementary, if not matching. Incorporating evergreen trees – flocked, wood, ceramic, etc. – brings the whole look together, and makes it easy to transition from holiday to winter (or vice versa). Glass jars filled with white lights or decorated in ribbon are also easy to put together and can be used for anything after the season is over. We like the look of this rustic bowl, and while it could hold candy, desserts (on a liner) or other food items, placing glass ornaments inside creates a sparkling focal point on your table. Collectibles and decorative salt & pepper shakers are perfect for filling spaces or creating a small holiday scene for your dinner and party guests to admire.

*You may notice we left candles off this idea board – that’s because they are a given!

Holiday Tablescape Idea Board | Holiday Decorating Ideas

1. Evergreen Tree Salt & Pepper Shakers | 2. Holiday Dogs Salt & Pepper Shakers |
3. Christmas Ribbon Glass Jar (more sizes) | 4. Sleigh Ride Collectible | 5. Glass Ball Ornament Set |
6. Mini Bottle Brush Trees | 7. Mini Wood Tree Set

What do you incorporate into a centerpiece or tablescape? Share your ideas and photos with us on our Facebook page or on Twitter. Happy holidays from all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

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Throwback Thursday: Bear Necessities – Holiday 1998

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Today we’re throwing back to Holiday 1998, and to a bear-y charming spread that emits warmth and whimsy.

Throwback Thursday: Bear Necessities - Holiday 1998 | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Blog

As you can see, these bear home accents are quite fit for country homes, especially those with a log cabin look or rustic lodge style. What made the Mission Shelves and Boat Shelves (handcrafted in Maine) necessities is the fact that no matter what the inside of your home looks like, you don’t have to sacrifice style for storage and organization.

Throwback Thursday: Bear Necessities - Holiday 1998 | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Blog

Head over to our Facebook page to weigh in on your favorite item from this spread, and if you have any vintage Sturbridge Yankee Workshop catalogs, tell us about them in the comments or send us a picture via Facebook.

Throwback Thursday: Bear Necessities - Holiday 1998 | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Blog

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DIY Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Add a few more pumpkins to your patch this fall and Halloween with these fun and creative DIY paint projects. Click on the images below to get the tutorials.

Black Cat Pumpkin from Good Housekeeping sl ◊     Barn Quilt Pumpkins from Country Living

Black Cat Pumpkin | Good Housekeeping

Barn Quilt Pumpkins | Country Living Magazine

Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin from Craftberry Bush

Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin | Craftberry Bush

Donut Pumpkins from Studio DIY!

Donut Pumpkins | Studio DIY!

Mesh Bag Painted Pumpkins from Crème de la Craft

Mesh Bag Painted Pumpkins | Creme de la Craft

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